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Jimmy Carter – 39th President of the United States

These are Jimmy Carter’s good things.

Good things to read.

Carter said Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was a favorite because “It showed me that the experiences of our neighbors were not unique, that there were people all over the country who suffered…We still have people like that living in our country.” According to the Carter Center other favorites include War and Peace by Tolstoy as well as work by Dylan Thomas and Miller Williams.

Good things to watch. quotes Carter as saying “John Wayne was bigger than life. In an age of few heroes, he was the genuine article. But he was more than a hero; he was a symbol of many of the qualities that made America great – the ruggedness, the tough independence, the sense of personal conviction and courage – on and off the screen – that reflected the best of our national character.”  EW reported that Carter’s favorite movie is Gone with the Wind.  Carter screened 480 movies during his time in the White House but finding a complete list was challenging.  His daily diary recorded that he watched Advise and Consent and The Undefeated.

Good things to do.

Woodworking.  President Carter continues to work, making a stool for an upcoming auction.  Fly fishing with Oyster rods were his preference.  Carter also liked to bowl, swim, and ride bikes with his family.  After a day full of activity how did the Carter family wind down? By watching The Bad News Bears.  This was practically their exact day March 26, 1977.